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Wii Shop Channel closure - official Nintendo America details

On January 30, 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel, which has been available on Wii systems since December 2006. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support.

You can still add Wii Points until March 26, 2018, and purchase content on the Wii Shop Channel until January 30, 2019. In the future, we will be closing all services related to the Wii Shop Channel, including redownloading purchased WiiWare, Virtual Console titles, and Wii Channel, as well as Wii System Transfer Tool, which transfers data from Wii to the Wii U system.

If you have Wii Points to spend, content you want to re-download, or content you’d like to transfer from a Wii system to a Wii U system, we recommend you do so while the services are still available.

If you have any questions, please see our Q&A.

Thank you for supporting the Wii Shop Channel and for being such great fans of Nintendo.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Nintendo

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moldyclay
Fri Sep 29 17 02:20pm
Rating: 3

You have literally a year and 4 months to download everything to the system & an SD card, transfer to a Wii U or upgrade to the Wii U VC if applicable. There's really no excuse to not just have everything downloaded or upgraded at that point that you wanted or needed, the system will be 12 years old by the time the shop closes.

Like, yeah, it sucks, but they are notifying WAY in advance so people can get all their content now.

So you can't access content you paid for? ok

moldyclay
Fri Sep 29 17 02:20pm
Rating: 3

You have literally a year and 4 months to download everything to the system & an SD card, transfer to a Wii U or upgrade to the Wii U VC if applicable. There's really no excuse to not just have everything downloaded or upgraded at that point that you wanted or needed, the system will be 12 years old by the time the shop closes.

Like, yeah, it sucks, but they are notifying WAY in advance so people can get all their content now.

This wouldn't sting as much if Nintendo had a system that acknowledged these purchases and would let you re-download (at least the virtual console titles) on a modern platform.

Well, at least purchases from Wii U and 3ds are in the system. Whether they choose to use that information with our Switches in some way or another remains to be seen.

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